Federated Farmers is applauding Labour’s commitment to protect productive farmland if re-elected.
If elected next term, Labour says it will require resource consent for any conversion of highly productive farmland into forestry.
While most of New Zealand’s economy has taken a hit in the wake of Covid-19, the country’s primary sector has had a resurgence of confidence.
Seven landowners will be contacted following Environment Southland’s first aerial compliance inspection this year.
Federated Farmers has some advice for how the Government should divvy up the $3 billion infrastructure fund.
‘Slanted and scaremongering’ is how the Southern North Island Wood Council describes Beef + Lamb NZ’s figures on forestry conversions.
Don’t blame the European Union for its “unacceptable” offer to NZ agriculture in current FTA negotiations, blame David Parker, says National's trade spokesman.
Farmers are throwing their support behind the Farm Debt Mediation Scheme.
A debt mediation scheme to help farmers in financial distress deal with their lenders starts today.
Fonterra shareholders have delivered a damning assessment of their elected Shareholders Council.
A whole generation of farmers don’t seem to know about the advantages of feeding NZ-grown grain to livestock, claims Jeremy Talbot.
The Non-Proprietary and Uncertified Herbage Seeds Levy order will continue for another six years.
Farming groups have described the newly passed emissions trading reform legislation as a ‘slap in the face’ that will not reduce the country’s carbon emissions.
More uncertainty and challenges are the theme of MPI’s latest publication on the outlook for the primary sector.
With a lack of overseas workers, New Zealand’s pork sector is calling on the government for urgent action.
Sheep and beef farm input prices rose at a very slow pace in the year to March 2020.
The “mythology” of regenerative agriculture and lack of scientific evidence has prompted two renowned plant scientists to write to Ag Minister Damien O’Connor.
A free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the United Kingdom will likely not be straight forward.
There is not going to be any significant feed grown in Hawkes Bay until spring, according to former special agriculture trade envoy Mike Petersen.
Vote Red – meat!
The red meat sector has published an election manifesto to help offer decision-makers a complete understanding of the sector.
A Waikato environmentalist who led a public campaign against poor winter grazing practices on Southland farms says farmers are making improvements.
Fonterra has told its farmer shareholders that on-farm sustainability must improve further or the co-op could lose $300 million of annual business from key customers.
Federated Farmers has a new national board, elected today at its annual meeting.
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